I can't seem to use my profile name to log in, instead I have to use my email every time. Would it possible to log in using my username?


You must log in with your email address if you have a Mojang account.

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    I think it might be back to Alpha Days, i always log in via my Username and not my email and i brought the game when it was in Alpha, that said i've never logged via my email – Memor-X Oct 14 '14 at 0:16
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    That could very well be the case, I didn't play Minecraft during Alpha so I only remember having to use my Email only(I started playing at 1.5) – benimen16 Oct 14 '14 at 0:18
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    There was an update when all the new accounts became Mojang accounts and that became the login. – user28379 Oct 14 '14 at 0:26
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    @JeffreyLin beat me to it, i was just reading here, back in Alpha Days there wasn't a Mojang Account, just Minecraft – Memor-X Oct 14 '14 at 0:28

If you purchased Minecraft before July 2012 you can use your username.
If you have, it is recommended that you migrate it into a Mojang account.

If you made your account after that date, you must use your email address to log in.

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    they actually force you to update your account to the email login method. I encountered this after I hadn't played since 1.6 and tried to log into the 1.8 client. It wouldn't let me log in until I went on minecraft.net and updated my account information. – slow_excellence Oct 14 '14 at 17:09

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